Dorothea and Daniel were classmates back in high school. Dorothea was called Dot or Dottie because of her mass of freckles and Daniel was the hottest guy on campus. Dottie has been in love with Daniel as long as she can remember but Daniel barely knew that she existed. Forward time to the present and Dottie now owns and operates the old inn in Strawberry Valley. She has a new customer and it turns out to be Daniel who is moving back to town after his service in the US military. He now owns a successful security company and plans to lick his wounded emotions by living with his father again and coming to terms with his PTSD. Sparks begin to fly between Dorothea and Daniel while both hide hurtful parts of their lives and try to come to terms with the possibility of having a relationship. A story with witty dialogue, lovable characters and a funny, sweet story. This enjoyable book will appeal to lovers of contemporary romance.
Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter will be available August 29, 2017 by HQN Books/Harper Collins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.